- Publisher: Harvest / Harcourt, Inc.
- Published: March 1974
- ISBN-10: 0156148501
- ISBN-13: 9780156148504
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 1962
- Subject: FICTION / Historical
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Orwell's novel focuses on a handful of Englishmen who meet at the European Club to drink whisky and to alleviate the acute and unspoken loneliness of life in Burma during the waning days of British Imperialism. One of the men, James Flory, has grown soft, clearly comprehending the futility of England's rule. However, he lacks the fortitude to stand up for his Indian friend, Dr. Veraswami, for admittance into the whites-only club. Without membership and the accompanying prestige which would protect the doctor, the condemning and ill-found attack by a bitter magistrate might bring an end to everything he has accomplished. All complicated by the fact of Flory's falling in love with a new English girl.
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